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this hour on cnn, rioting in one of america's biggest cities. a white officer, unarmed black man, a controversial verdict. the president is on the other side of the world on a trip to india days after a democratic election trouncing. and let's talk about
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marijuana and all those initiatives. some of them passed, others didn't. america's drug czar is here live to explain it to us. we begin tonight in new haven, connecticut, with steven hayes could find out any moment where he lives or dies. because the stakes are so high, the jury is back at work today in extremely rare weekend session in that state. prosecutors want hayes to die in his role of the murders. only the father survived the 2007 home invasion. sonny hoffman joins us. good to see you. they're seeking the death penalty in connecticut. is that extremely difficult? what are the jurors doing? >> well, the jury certainly has been deliberating now, don, for almost 11 hours. and it is unusual in connecticut, the death penalty
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is not sought a lot here. there are only ten people on death row and the last time a verdict came down was in 2005. that was a serial killer who didn't appeal and wanted to get the death penalty by all accounts. this is a very unusual thing that is happening in connecticut. and i will say many people thought that this was a special verdict that was going to come down very, very quickly. that has not been the case. >> i would imagine this is unusual. i think the defense attorney stood up and said this guy is not like a rabid dog, he shouldn't be put to death. he's a human being. what questions might the jurors be asking the judge? >> well, i will tell you the jury did send a note out today and asked for the testimony of dr. goldsmith, a defense witness to be read back to them. and that defense witness basically said that steven hayes was mentally impaired and really
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went over his mental health history. so i think that what we can glean from that is that this jury is just trying to determine the mitigating factors. there is the very first step of their determination. i have this special verdict form with me. they are almost 50 pages long, because this defendant was found guilty of six capital counts and they have to decide, this jury, whether or not he should be given the death penalty for each and every count. so what i think is happening here is that they are really struggling with just whether or not he was mentally impaired when these crimes occurred. >> so it's got to be unanimous, if not, does that automatically mean life in prison? >> that's right. actually, if they find unanimously that just one mitigating factor exists, let's say that they find he was mentally impaired, then
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immediately the sentence is life in prison without the possibility of release. >> so this is a rare session in saturday. will they be back on a sunday, is that possible? >> we were just told they will be back on sunday. the jury asked to be relieved for the day. they got out at about 4:00. and they will be back tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to start their deliberations yet again. >> sonny hoffman from trutv, thank you very much. in oakland, california, people are on edge after last night's violence resulted in a mass arrest of more than 150 people. that unrest was triggered by the sentencing of a former police officer in the killing of an unarmed man in 2009. the officer only received a two-year sentence. officials say the marchers
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started out peaceful but turned unruly and began tearing up the city. >> it seemed like an army full of police guys with they are tear gas guns out and their billy clubs. it was really scary. >> we'll keep a close eye on the situation in oakland and let you know if there is any future trouble there. disaster, disease and now more devastation to tell you about in haiti. after hurricane tomas tore through the country. tomas is a tropical storm but before it weakened, it overwhelmed some areas, wiping out homes and creating rivers. paula newton joins us by phone with an update on this. paula, the big concern now is mudslides, right? >> not so much of a concern. they are doing some sweeps of the countryside to make sure there aren't communities that aren't cut off. we have aircraft in the air
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doing that already. i'm here in leogane. this was a place that was the epicenter for the quake. i'm still wading through rubble on my left, on my right it's completely flooded. the cemetery is flooded. clinics, hospitals, people's homes, people are just wading through here. i think the problem remains is there is no solution to this. another hurricane will come, each during the rainy season these roads get flooded. it underscores the disaster that still exists here in haiti. >> you said that there was some flooding. but what about the camps, where nearly a million people, nose earthquake survives are living, have they been spared? >> it was a bare knuckle night. people really did fear for the high winds and for the rain. in the end, they were incredibly fortunate, because the winds were not as strong as they expected them to be, while they
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did get a lot of rain, between 6 and 10 inches in some areas. the camps are a bit soggy but people were okay, meaning the tarps, the tents, the makeshift homes they had made for themselves are in tact. the exception here a few thousand people were moved because the waters being flooded. further west, there were six deaths from people trying to cross rivers already swollen. >> we've been reporting about cholera there. it's killed more than 400 people. who are the concerns now after the flooding from tomas? >> well, the concerns i'm looking at, people are going into these streets, taking water and going back to their homes. tissue of sanitation has not been addressed. when we were here seven days ago covering that cholera outbreak, we could see the problem with
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sanitation. the fact that the rivers are swollen, the streams are swollen, filled with garbage, these kinds of things will perhaps exacerbate the outbreak. officials haven't had any significant cases in the capital, port-au-prince. but this underscores that that cholera will again spread. >> paula newton, we appreciate it tonight. president barack obama can't get away from the challenges back here at home. but his trip to india may benefit u.s. workers. we're live from mumbai coming up. former president bush's new memoir hits shelves this week. we'll give you a look at what's insi inside. a volcano shows no signs of slowing down.
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president barack obama is in india right now. the first stop on a ten-day tour through asia. he's fresh off the thumping the democrats took on election night, as he called it a shellacking. he announced $10 billion in new contracts for u.s. exports to india. a move he says will deliver jobs here in america, back home. can you tell us what his first day was like, can you go over what he did and what's going on
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there? >> reporter: of course. the president arrived here on saturday morning and the first thing he did was to express his solidarity with the people of mumbai. he went straight to the taj mahal and met with survivors of the mumbai attack and also with people who had lost family members in the attacks. he went on to sign the memorial book of the taj mahal hotel and wrote "we will always remember the events of 26-11. not only the sorrow but the to your knowledge and humanity displayed on that day." he made it very clear that his decision to stay at the hotel, which was attacked and to make mumbai his first stop on his asian tour was not a coincidence. >> what's the next stop on the president's agenda? >> well, he moves on to new delhi tomorrow. but before that, he's going to spend the morning meeting with schoolchildren. he's going to a high school and
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today we met with a 15-year-old boy who has been chosen to make a presentation to the president. i cannot even begin to tell you how excited he is. he said it's a dream come true to meet the president and he's been rehearsing his speech all day. also, michelle obama, she spent some time today meeting with children and that visit went down really well. she took off the shoes, played hopscotch with them and broke into an impromptu dance with the children. >> thank you very much. we'll be checking in with you. >> it's time right now for your cnn equals politics update. we're keeping an eye on the headlines on the political ticker. here's what's crossing right now. the republican mantra leading up to the midterms was "fire pelosi." but now it's "hire pelosi" as this banner reads in washington. republicans would love to see her become house minority
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leader. and fall flat. that's what they want. the sign went up after she announced she was running for the job yesterday. the gop is wasting no time. florida's marco rubio will be a senator elect until january. but this morning, the party had him deliver its weekly address. he called the election a second chance for the gop to live up to his promises. and keith olberman has plenty of time on his hands after he was suspended. he says that joe biden turned to him on advice in controlling his anger while he was still in the senate. biden asked him how to -- how he turns anger into "righteous inspiration." we'll have another update at 7:00 p.m. eastern. a developing story from the
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middle east. a new charge to find an american born member of al qaeda. and talk about being in the right place at the right time. a baby falls from a window. the ends you have to hear to believe. fiber one chewy bar. how'd you do that? do what? you made it taste like chocolate. it has 35% of your daily value of fiber. tasty fiber, that's a good one! ok, her mind. [ male announcer ] fiber one chewy bars. took some foolish risks as a teenager. but i was still taking a foolish risk with my cholesterol. anyone with high cholesterol may be at increased risk of heart attack. diet and exercise weren't enough for me. i stopped kidding myself. i've been eating healthier, exercising more... and now i'm also taking lipitor. if you've been kidding yourself about high cholesterol...stop. along with diet, lipitor has been shown to lower bad cholesterol 39% to 60%.
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a look now at your top stories. a judge in yemen has ordered the capture of osama bin laden. the order means more yemeni troops will be deployed to find him. the u.s. born clairic is already on a u.s. list to be killed or captured. he's been linked to al qaeda there. pirates have released two tankers they seized months ago off the somalia coast. they were freed after ransoms were paid to the pirates.
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there are conflicts reports but they totaled less than $16.5 million. the eu and nato have stepped up patrols in response, but they've been unable to end the mayhem. pope benedict xvi began his second visit to spain today. his first stop was in santiago. an important pilgrimage site for centuries. tonight, he travels to barcelona where he's expected to consecrate one of the city's most famous buildings. health care is the fastest growing part of the economy and the pastest growing segment of the jobs market. while the positions are available, not all health care jobs are created equal. cnn's christine romans has more for you. >> are you okay? >> reporter: she enjoys her job. drawing blood for a boston area blood bank. but over the past couple of years, she's watched her hours
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shrink. seven or eight-hour blood drives now last just five. >> i've always been told that as long as you have a job in health care, you pretty much are set. >> this thinking -- >> reporter: so she is pursuing a more secure career in nursing. she goes to class at night and works during the day. >> i don't consider myself to be a risk taker but i guess on some levels this is. >> reporter: a risk that will likely pay off. the population is aging. and an estimated 50 million americans enter the health care system when reform kicks in 2014. >> they are going to need hospitals and doctors and nurses. demand for health care services equals demand for good jobs. >> where are the jobs in health care? it's not just nursing but up and down. >> up and down the spectrum. it's a big field. any health care profession is a big field and you have all levels of people in there. and the jobs are going to be found in all those levels. >> reporter: there's already a shortage of health care i.t.
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professionals, medical coders and medical assistants. the government estimates personal aides and home health aides will be needed over the next decade. medium wages for registered nurses, however, is $66,530. she is hopeful. there will be student loans to pay off, but she's confident she made the right choice. >> i tell my children you need to go to school and get an education, but if i haven't gone to college, how can i expect them to do something i haven't done myself? >> reporter: christine romans, cnn. >> thank you very much. the growing call to legalize marijuana failed to carry through on election day. the president's drug czar joins us live to talk about the debate, next. one of mexico's biggest drug cartel leaders shot to death. could it slow down the violence or make it worse?
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let's talk about something that's always controversial here. we're talking about marijuana. a move to legalize marijuana in california died this week. 54% of voters rejected, it's
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called proposition 19. that is a measure that would have permitted the drug's recreational use. so what is next in the push for legal pot? let's get some perspective now from the nation's drug czar joining me from washington. last time i saw you was here in atlanta. good to see you by satellite. do you think the failure of prop 19 means it's an end to this move to make pot available to everyone, not just medical marijuana? >> let's put it in perspective. they brought in top notch pro legalization folks, highly paid publicists, campaign managers. they completely outspent the grassroots opposition. and yet they were handed a significant defeat. i think when people get the right information about marijuana, they see that legalizing it is not a sound move. >> you say that, but isn't
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that -- any sort of advocacy group even in washington to get people who are pro something to pay them to get out and get the message out. that's what any professional organization does, it's called lobbying. >> the important part here is the opposition was just this grassroots group. they didn't have publicists or money or ads on tv. and yet the voters of california really understood that legalizing marijuana wasn't going to do all the things it promised to do. reduce violence in mexico, improve california's budget, et cetera. >> do you think it's an age thing? at the same time 3 million people did vote yes for legalizing pot. does that show you many people don't view marijuana as seriously as other drugs and how are they going to respond over the years? >> you know, i think what will
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happen is that more of the information that's very specific and really lets parents and young people know, remember, a lot of these kids, their older brothers and sisters are going to be parents some day. when they see that the number one call to hotlines for substance abuse problems is in fact marijuana, when they see the problems that occurs of people dropping out of high school, that was made evident by the assistant superintendent of the los angeles unified school system in her discussion, when they see all of these problems, i'm not sure that these really smart voters aren't going to continue to say this just really isn't the best thing for us or our community. >> aren't there the same problems with alcohol? >> we have similar problems, and i think that's an excellent example. the taxes collected on alcohol don't begin to pay for the harm and the criminal justice costs. and we know that we can't keep it out of the hands of young
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people very efficiently. how could we ever think we'll develop a system which we're going to keep marijuana out of the hands of young people. >> right now, 14 states have medical marijuana. plus more than a dozen municipalities have even directed police to make arrests for possession of pot at a low priority, including seattle where you were once police chief. some could say that legal pot is just a matter of time. what is your response to that? >> well, i don't think it is just a matter of time, but i think that everyone looks at it, or most people look at it and say, you know what? harsh penalties, severe jail time et cetera is not an answer. there is not a police solution to this. on the other hand, legalization doesn't make any sense. we have prevention programs that work. we have treatment programs that work. why don't we turn to them instead of saying gee, the legalization is an answer. the california voters, by the way, the voters in oregon, it is
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losing in arizona, and the voters in south dakota also have turned it down. >> all right. appreciate your time. have a good rest of your weekend. >> thanks, don. there are two sides to every issue and you'll hear from the executive director of normal. he says plans are under way for the 2012 elections. he'll join me during the 7:00 p.m. hour. mexican authorities say they have dealt a serious blow to the drug cartel, one of the top leaders was killed during a gun battle with security forces along the u.s. border. as raphael romo reports, this wasn't the only development in the bloody drug war this week. >> reporter: just before dusk, a hail of bullets rattles the mexican city across the border from brownsville, texas. [ gunfire ]
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>> reporter: the shootout sent residents running for cover, while the mexican marines stormed the area believed to be a hideout for a powerful drug lord. after a two-hour gun battle, mexican forces killed this man, 28-year-old antonio guillen, believed to be the leader of a powerful gulf cartel. "this was another significant step toward dismantling criminal bands that have done so much damage to the people of our country." authorities accuse guillen of being responsible for a wave of violence in northern mexico, that included shootings, assassinations and beheadings. the u.s. state department offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. mexico offered an additional $2 million. in a fierce shootout back in 2003, his brother, who was then
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the leader of the gulf cartel, was captured. he was extradited to the united states in 2007 and is serving a 25-year sentence. it was a busy week for both mexico and the united states in their war against drug cartels. in clayton county, georgia, authorities sized drugs and arrested 45 alleged members of the mexican drug cartel. >> this particular cell has been dismantled. >> reporter: earlier in the week, a 600 yard drug tunnel was discovered in san diego, california. a link to tijuana. the 75th tunnel found along the border in four years. >> i don't pretend that this particular seizure is going to end the problem of tunnels, but that our 75th tunnel ends up in a seizure of 30 tons of marijuana, again, a very bad day from the cartel's perspective. that is a sign that our efforts are working. >> reporter: authorities say the
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marijuana discovery is the second largest ever in the united states. immigration and customs enforcement officials believe the tunnel had only been in operation for about a month. >> raphael, thank you. former president bush's new memoir, new revelations. you might be surprised to hear what he says about waterboarding terror suspects. a crackdown on calories in san francisco's mcdonald's. a new law will not make the kids happy. host: could switching to really save you fifteen percent
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former president george w. bush has been laying low since he left washington. he didn't even make it out on the campaign trail. but his memoir hits shelves on tuesday and our sandra endo has cotten a peek. so spill it. >> some good stuff in here, don. the book spans a wide range of topics from his early political life to his battle with drinking. but also former president george w. bush goes on the defensive for parts in the book. he defends his decision on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques. he writes when he was asked by george tenet for permission to use techniques, including waterboarding. he writes, "i thought about the
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2,973 people stolen from their families by al qaeda on 9/11 and thought about my duty to protect the country from another act of terror." also, on his handling of the aftermath of hurricane katrina, he was widely criticized for his famous quote when he said to michael brown, brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. that's when the federal response was getting blasted and people were suffering. in his book, he defends his comments saying "i knew mike was under pressure and i wanted to boost his morale. critics turned my words of encouragement into a club to bludgeon me." so an interesting take as to his perspective of some of the tough times in his administration. >> he defended a lot of events but he had to admit to some mistakes. everybody is human. >> he made some reflections on his two terms and in a rare admission, the former president
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did say about the aftermath of hurricane katrina that his heart was broken at the sight of people trapped on top of their roofs and writes "i should have recognized the deficiencies sooner and intervened faster. the problem was not that i made the wrong decisions, it was that i took too long to decide." so some reflection there. really his personal take on what happened. don? >> it's interesting. one of the excerpts i read that i found most interesting is that he was at dinner at his parent's house with his wife and he blurted out to them, what is sex like after 50? and he said it was completely quiet. that's when he -- >> he does talk about his drinking problem. >> he said that's when he quit cold turkey after that. just ahead, the story of an oprah singer. a transplant recipient recalls her illness. a child falls out of a window. her survival story is coming up.
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let's check the top stories. jurors in new haven, connecticut will be back tomorrow in the death penalty phase of a home invasion that killed three members of the petit family. the jury asked about dismissed about 4:00. and based on questions to the judge, it appears they are deciding whether there are any mitigating factors to spare steven hayes the death penalty. nato and afghan authorities are investigating the alleged killing of three american troops by an afghan soldier. nato confirmed a joint probe to cnn according to a statement
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that surfaced, the soldier opened fire friday night. two nato troops were killed in different parts of afghanistan on saturday. jill clayberg has lost her battle with leukemia. she's best known for her role in the 1978 movie "an unmarried woman." more recently, she appeared in tv's "law and order" and is survived by three children, including michael rob and jason rob. she was 66 years old. sing >> she was raised to believe in her own words that fear is not an option. that was put to the test when she was diagnosed with an illness that threatened to steal
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her voice, her career, even her life. dr. sanjay gupta has her story. ♪ >> reporter: that voice belongs to charity dick, a voice that almost went silent. six years ago she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. without treatment, doctors said, she would be dead within five years. >> and it just -- it didn't seem real. >> reporter: for a while, medication was enough. but by last summer, her only option was a duouble lung transplant. her family had always been at her side. but when she was rushed to surgery, she was alone. she pleaded with her doctor. >> please, please keep me alive so i can say goodbye to my mother. and i told him that if he could do anything to save my voice, to
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do it. >> reporter: she was in a coma for a month. it was another month before she could speak a word. >> they took me off of the trake and told me to say "e" and nothing would come out. and finally, finally you could hear e, and it started coming out and tears were streaming down my face, and i remember thinking to myself, i am so deeply grateful, i can make sounds. ♪ when i got home, the first song that i sang and i had this real connection to was "smile" by charlie chaplain. smile when your heart is breaking, even though it's aching. when i sing, i feel like i'm taken to another place, and it's
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just this place of pure sound and transcendent beauty. >> reporter: beauty saved by the grace of an organ donor. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >> taking a toy from a kid. it may be mean, but lawmakers in san francisco are doing it in the name of a healthier happy meal. a volcano in indonesia has killed more than 100 people. fiber one chewy bar. how'd you do that? do what? you made it taste like chocolate. it has 35% of your daily value of fiber. tasty fiber, that's a good one! ok, her mind. [ male announcer ] fiber one chewy bars. took some foolish risks as a teenager. but i was still taking a foolish risk with my cholesterol. anyone with high cholesterol may be at increased risk of heart attack.
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it's a natural wonder and a natural disaster. we're talking about a volcano in indonesia that's erupting, killing more than 120 people. let's turn to jacqui jeras with more on that. frightening situation. >> this has been going on for 11 days, don. the worst eruption happened yesterday where ash and lava and dust spewed five miles up into the atmosphere. it doubles the death toll yesterday. you can see some of the pictures
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of it. they're just so amazing of what's been happening there. a lot of times we can see this on satellite, but we haven't dn able to do so. now, if you remember what happened with the volcanic eruption in iceland and what it did to air travel in europe, we're starting to have air travel problems problems now he indonesia as well. flights have been canceled. airports near the volcano. now 50 flights have been canceled in jakarta, 280 miles away from that volcano. i want to show you a couple of i-reports. this gives you a good idea of what things have been looking like in the city with all that ash coming down. there you can see it right there, the ash in the city. people are wearing masks. it's dangerous. an i-reporter sent us some of these. the other thing i want to mention, too, a lot of people have been evacuated. we're talking about 200,000 people now in need of shelter.
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the red cross has been stepping in trying to help these people out as well. you, of course, can donate to the red cross if you go to, find out exactly how to do this. this is a very active part of the world when it comes to value coin knows. we talk about that ring of fire, right? 75% of all volcanos are within the specific plate and in this ring of fire. there you can see the java trench right in that area where that volcano is and where this eruption has been taking place. mt. merapi has been historically a very unpredictable volcano. so we really don't have an idea at this time of when these eruptions are going to stop, don. a dangerous situation and not looking better any time soon. >> on a lighter note, you know i'm very upset about something, right? >> yes, i know you are. >> mom? >> the happy meal? >> yes. because san francisco jacqui, is taking the happy out of mcdonald's happy meals. no toys.
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elizabeth cowen explained to me why the city is taking such drastic action. >> we have an epidemic of obesity in this country among young people. this is one way to combat it. tell kids, hey, look, if you want to get a cheeseburger, fries or soda happy meal you don't get a toy but if you get chicken and milk and fruit you can have a toy. >> they're enticing them by giving them -- it's like giving a prize or a treat for rewarding bad behavior for bad nutrition. >> you can look at it that way. >> if you don't want a happy meal, right, you don't -- don't take your kid to mcdonald's to get a happy meal. why are you taking away my choice? >> i'm going to tell you about their reaction. they say, we're extremely disaponted, this is not what our customers want and say it's the parent's right to make the decision, not the government. that's what mcdonald's said. that's what they say, too. >> what's in a happy meal now?
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i feel bad because i'm sure it's not good. >> we're going to look at one of the happy meals that would not get you a toy. look at this. if you have a cheeseburger happy meal with a small fries and soda 640 calories and 24 grams of fat. that is more than half the calories that an 8-year-old is supposed to have in a day. so in one meal you're getting more than half the calories you're supposed to have in an entire day. see why people aren't crazy about the meals. >> i'm looking at viewer feedback. you're not supposed to do it every day. everything in moderation, in you do it once in a while, but a lot of times -- >> mcdonald's says, most kids eat at home. they don't always eat here. sure, maybe they say this isn't supposed to be every day. they don't quite say that. >> i know it's not good for you. i think we should have a choice. i'm sorry, that's just me. >> mcdonald's does saying look, if you don't want the fries, get the fruit.
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that's left his friends wondering where he'll fall off or if he'll fall off. cnn's amber lions spoke with his closest friend about sheen's demons. >> reporter: last week reports of an alcohol-fueled rampage. a hotel suite trashed. charlie sheen naked, hospitalized. and this porn star 22-year-old christina walsh locked in the bathroom. what really happened at the plaza hotel that night with charlie sheen? >> i think there's two people who really know what happened inside that hotel room. that's charlie sheen an the other is christina walsh. now, what we think happened inside that room is that at some point in the night, early in the morning really, things got ugly. there was an argument of some sort over something. >> reporter: actor tom sizemore is charlie's friend of six years. >> in six hours you can undo 17
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years of hard work. what people will remember is the six hours when you were in a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: like charlie tom has long battled addiction and like many of charlie's friends, tom fears for him. have you tried to reach out to him and help him get into rehab? >> i tried to call him, couldn't get through. he wouldn't talk to robert downey. you know -- >> reporter: robert downey tried to call him as well if? >> yeah. he knows about treatment. he's been to treatment. marty knows all about it. >> we will put sheen's story under the microscope tonight. don't miss "fallen star: the charlie sheen story" at 10:00 p.m. eastern and sunday night at 10:30 p.m. eastern. that's four hours only here on cnn. nationwide manhunt is under way for a dead man. thomas stevens sanders vanished 23 years ago. he was declared legally dead in 1994. turns out he's alive and police want to find him because of a death of a 12-year-old girl and
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disappearance of her mother. they were last seen traveling with sanders in a silver car with nevada plates. that was in september. last month hunters in louisiana found the girl's body in the woods. she had been shot multiple times. her mother is still missing though. police released this surveillance video from las vegas taken two days before the road trip. it shows a man believed to be sanders in las vegas buying what authorities suspect is ammunition. the same caliber that killed lexis. sanders is 53 years old. his family in mississippi said he vanished at the age of 30 and had him declared legally dead seven years later. she fell out of a window monday. an 18-month-old kid in paris could be called the luckiest kid around. the toddler fell seven floors but landed on to an awning and bounced into the arms of a man who happened to be a doctor. a newspaper reports the doctor's so